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The Middle of America, On the Move Again

Mar 24, 2011
The mean center of population distribution changes every time the census data is recorded, and it looks to have moved from the past decade....
Posted In: economy 4.0

New accounts let anyone bet against the dollar

Mar 23, 2011
The new yuan-denominated accounts at the Bank of China in New York and California are the latest sign of the end of dollar dominance.
Posted In: Savings

Is a Post-Dollar World on Its Way?

Mar 23, 2011
The new yuan-denominated accounts at the Bank of China in New York and California are the latest sign of the end of dollar dominance....
Posted In: economy 4.0

That's a Whole Lot of Renminbi!

Mar 23, 2011
If you happened to keep an eye on the currency markets, you may have noticed that it's been a banner week for China's renminbi. The Chinese...
Posted In: China, currency, david brancaccio, dumping dollar, economy 4.0, renminbi, yuan

Video: Barry Eichengreen on the Post-Dollar World

Mar 23, 2011
As the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy rapped, it's all about the Benjamins. That's $100 bills, and there are more of them in circulation...
Posted In: Barry Eichengreen, david brancaccio, dollar, economy 4.0, Exorbitant Privilege, Oxford University Press, renminbi, reserve currency, UC Berkeley

Tsunami-Sized Shock to Japan's Gross Domestic Product

Mar 22, 2011
Just days after the triple calamity in Japan -- from earthquake to tsunami to radiation -- I found myself at an awkward turn in a conversation. I...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Japan, New Economics Foundation, new numbers, Nic Marks, tsunami

Nuclear Numbers

Mar 16, 2011
In light of the unfolding calamity in Japan, check out these nuclear numbers as compiled over the years by the hardworking index editors at Harpe...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Harper's Magazine, Japan, nuclear

Inflation App / App Inflation

Mar 16, 2011
Smartphones and those handy apps that you download into smartphones are now helping the British calculate their official inflation rate. Governme...
Posted In: Britain, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Office of National Statistics, smartphones

Colorado's cracked dams create budget dilemma

Mar 15, 2011
Colorado faces a tough budget year due to the loss of tax revenue and growing costs to keep programs and services running. It's inspired some creative thinking to fix the state's dams.

Think You Can Balance Colorado's Budget? Try It.

Mar 15, 2011
It's not exactly World of Warcraft, but Backseat Budgeter tries to turn balancing a state budget into a game. Get started and you'll see a gas-ta...
Posted In: Backseat Budgeter, colorado, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Governor John Hickenlooper

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